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SST Suffolk

Every Wednesday | The Center at Bay Shore | 34 Park Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706

LIGALY's Safe Schools Team is a dynamic group of student activists from Nassau and Suffolk Counties that evaluates, directs and implements programs and services to create safer and more supportive schools for GLBT students and their allies.

Leadership Development

LIGALY's Safe Schools Team members represent some of the strongest leaders in the student movement for safe schools. While a member of the Safe Schools Team, you will regularly receive information and training to develop your leadership and communication skills.

Youth Empowerment

As a member of the LIGALY Safe Schools Team, you will have the opportunity to plan and implement many of the other programs and events that LIGALY organizes each year. Some of these projects include:

  • The National Coming Out Day School Awareness Campaign raises awareness about the importance of safe schools; over 60,000 students and faculty from 60 Long Island schools and Jewish institutions participated in 2012!
  • GSA Networking Events are planned by Safe Schools to members for students and faculty in Long Island's 90+ GSA clubs to meet and share ideas.
  • LIGALY's Annual Conference includes workshops developed by safe schools to members to build student organizing skills and create safer schools.

Thousands of students across the island participate in these programs and others each year, and Safe Schools Team members work on them every step of the way.

Peer Education

LIGALY Safe Schools Team members bring their message of equality to the community by providing educational workshops and trainings to their peers. Team members also present at LIGALY's Annual Conference, and lead workshops on starting GSA clubs at youth summits and conferences throughout the island.

Safe Schools Team members also create valuable resources for other students on the issues that affect the GLBT community. These resources are used by students and faculty across the region to start and sustain GSA clubs, plan programs and advocate for educational equality.



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